This episode: Very radiation-resistant bacteria can protect other, less-resistant microbes from some of the effects of chronic radiation!
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Microbe of the episode: Paramecium bursaria Chlorella virus CA4A
Shuryak I, Matrosova VY, Gaidamakova EK, Tkavc R, Grichenko O, Klimenkova P, Volpe RP, Daly MJ. 2017. Microbial cells can cooperate to resist high-level chronic ionizing radiation. PLOS ONE 12:e0189261.
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